|Bridges to Baghdad: Naba Saleem Hamid - John Odam|
Naba Saleem Hamid is a professor of biology at the University of Baghdad. Educated in Iraq and in England, Dr Hamid sees herself as a non-political person who refused to join the Baath Party during the Saddam Hussein regime. On a visit to California, she describes the conditions in Iraq before the war and how life has charged in her country since the US invasion of 2003. Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations ...
Keywords: Baghdad, Iraq, War, Occupation, professor
|American Inquisition - John Odam & Chris Davis|
In may of 2004 images of prisoner abuse in Iraq shocked the world. Was this the work of a few "bad apples," or did the the responsibility go all the way to the top? American Inquisition traces the origins of policies that gave rise to the use of torture. Interviews with journalists, psychologists and legal scholars attempt to peel away the layers of denial and secrecy that obscure the truth about a practice that is widespread, illegal, and ongoing...
Keywords: Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo, torture, Bush, Rumsfeld
|Maxine Waters - Alternate Focus|
Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks about the Iraq War. Producer: Aaron Seeley (2005)
|The Empire Strikes Out - Alternate Focus|
American and British forces swept into Iraq they were generally met with smiles and waves. But events did not turn out exactly as planned. The American troops began to suffer losses at the hands of the people they had supposedly liberated, and as U.S. casualties began to mount, the military began an aggressive campaign to root out the insurgency. The Empire Strikes out includes a 5000 year overview of Mesopotamian history and examines the motives behind the invasion of Iraq in 2003...
Keywords: iraq; military
|Greg Palast: The Most Important Investigative Reporter You've Never Heard Of - Alternate Focus|
Investigative reporter Greg Palast rakes the filthiest muck of globalization, corporate cons, and high-finance fraudsters in daily newspapers and on nightly national TV in England! Although he was born and raised in Southern California, Palast's consistently shocking reports rarely breach the wall corporate media has gradually built around the American people. As Noam Chomsky puts it, Palast upsets all the right people...
Keywords: 9-11; iraq; media
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|Jesus Died in Iraq - Alternate Focus|
In February of 2003, thousands of troops left San Diego heading for Iraq. Among them was Jesus Suarez. He and over 500 others were destined never to return alive. Lance Corporal Jesus Suarez del Solar was part of the contingent US and British forces massing at the Iraqi border in Kuwait. Their mission was to overwhelm the Iraqi army in a few days. Then on March 28 there came a knock at the door of the Suarez residence...
Keywords: iraq; jesus; kuwait; mexico; military
|Scott Ritter: Weapons of Mass Delusion - Alternate Focus|
In the months before March 2003, protesters around the world were joined by heads of state, U.N. officials, and religious leaders speaking out against the invasion. They labeled it a "war of aggression." But while these events were unfolding, Scott Ritter, a former intelligence officer holding the rank of Major in the U.S. Marine Corps, was warning Americans that they were being manipulated. From 1991 to 1998, he led the U.N...
Keywords: iraq; media; military; saddam hussein